4Players.de's Scores

  • Games
For 1,038 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 93 The Last of Us Remastered
Lowest review score: 1 Dungeon Keeper
Score distribution:
1,038 game reviews
    • 95 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The Last of Us remains a masterpiece. And on PS4 you get the complete story experience on one disc.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Despite problems like the resolution limitation and the missing PC optimization this game is still excellent. Courageous heroes can delve into a mysterious and dangerous world where greed and impatience are bad companions.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Ken Levine manages to combine difficult topics like guilt, atonement and racism while creating truly remarkable characters, best of all the equally charming and dangerous Elizabeth. Add to this the breathtaking visuals and tactical action (at least on the more difficult levels) and you get an extraordinary action experience.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Tricky dungeon design, intense boss battles and more open than expected: You have to fall in love with Link’s latest adventure.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Trials Evolution is pure addiction on two wheels with loads of improvements on the already highly motivating predecessor.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    What an experience! This little gem transports you right into a mysterious and charmingly designed world.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is legendary entertainment. Design, visuals, the plethora of things to do, the cool music levels: Every inch of the way you feel that people with bucket loads of passion are behind this living their dream.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Gone Home toys with suspense, thriller and adventure. It grabs me by the throat with its tense atmosphere. It seduces me with its side stories and touches me with its intimacy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is like chess in open terrain. Turn based tacticians: Get ready to celebrate. Shenandoah Studios reached a level that reminds me of the quality of Ensemble Studios on PC.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mysterious, poetical and full of atmosphere – Dear Esther is as magical as a short story from Ray Bradbury. The creative way of storytelling fascinated me from the very first moment.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Magical, impressive, inspiring – like an Arabian Nights' story. The world with its monumental vistas reminds you of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus while the game design continues the mysterious experience of Flower.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fez
    You travel through an engaging world full of secrets and hidden clues. You watch, you take notes, you ponder, you think about what is happening on the screen. This is a mysterious journey through time and space – charming, fascinating, unique.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a pity that the visuals haven't been optimized for the retina display, but nonetheless it is a beauty. Stamped with a hefty price tag you'll get an exceptional roleplaying game that is as fascinating as it was a few years ago on the DS.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In times where Sam Fisher is a mere shadow of his former self, this two-dimensional ninja steps into the limelight, proving that old school-stealth is far from being dead.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For me this is the best and most important online role-playing game since Mythic's Dark Age of Camelot. ArenaNet managed to eradicate the grind-treadmill with simple but very effective attention to detail. This excursion into the fantasy theme park named Tyria, where on every corner there's a new ride to experience in form of the many things you can discover, is well worth its entry fee.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is an excellent action adventure game design. At its best, it is full of surprises, dynamic battles and logic puzzles. Once you enter the haunted house you don’t want to check out until the last ghost is caught.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The seemingly simple puzzler quickly becomes an avant-garde masterpiece asking clever questions and challenging you with a hard to master and astonishingly complex principle.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Classy design, comfortable handling, challenging turn based strategy. This is the best board game conversion far and wide – 4X at its best!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Californian devteam Playdek digitized the tabletop appropriately in terms of visuals and mechanics. Newcomer and veterans alike will enjoy this almost perfect board game conversion.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Presentation and humour are as charming as ever, level and mission design are incredibly varied, the challenges are a league of their own. Don’t let this gem pass you by.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though I am sad, that after ten years there isn’t any additional content (actually the number of dungeons is reduced), I am overjoyed that this GameCube-classic shines in a new HD light and is visually more impressive than ever.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very unique experiment with you at the center.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Device 6 is a very interesting, creative storytelling experiment that combines old school text adventures with the interactive capabilities of a touchscreen.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sports Interactive continues to push the boundaries. On the surface this is just a collection of visually enhanced excel sheets, but under the numbers and tables you find a lot of personality. This is a gem from soccer crazies for soccer crazies.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is more than just an interactive book, this is an experience with loads of meaningful decisions – between the lines there is more suspense and ambiguity than in Mass Effect.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Charming, varied and almost perfectly balanced: This is pure platforming fun.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beautiful design, clever mechanics that challenge the tactician. If you like war games, then you shouldn’t miss out on this gem.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More tactical variation, more individual character development, more challenge, more fun: Enemy within makes XCOM better than ever.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Four years after its initial release Flower didn’t lose one iota of its fascination and still captures you from the very beginning.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Once you start, it is almost impossible to get away from this dynamic cell conquering. Inspired by classic board games like Go, Pathogen builds a new experience by adding modern elements like chain reactions or moving arenas. Brilliant.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is cool stuff. With Tropical Freeze Nintendo proves once again that the cult monkey still belongs to the platforming elite.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On Xbox One Raymans platforming adventure is as legendary as ever.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fez
    It worked on 360 a few years back and it still is a masterpiece: Fez is a puzzling journey through time and space – charming, fascinating and very unique.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    80 Days is a beautifully designed, fascinating and open travel adventure with rich storytelling.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Outland took three years to appear on PC but the long wait was absolutely worthwhile. This mythical Jump&Run is as appealing on PC as it was on consoles and is simply one of the best of its kind in recent years.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The board game is one of the best in recent years. And now you’ll get an enhanced and beautifully designed version on your tablet.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The new submission system copies a page out of EAs MMA conceptbook, but it works well and adds depth to the already convincing fighting system that gives you loads of options to try and dominate your opponent, regardless where the fight takes place in the octagon.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Once you get used to the new controls it is hard to get away from this excellent, incredibly intensive basketball experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This is an 8-bit-masterpiece, an atmospheric border patrol dystopia, filled with loads of decisions and tough consequences.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It is mind-blowing how time flies with this game. At first it seems like Eufloria just offers relaxed zengaming, but the more you look the more entertaining strategy for explorers and conquerors you'll discover.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    SSX
    You will remember the breathtaking speed, the spectacular stunts, the great combination of music and on-screen action and, above all, the untamed fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I've waited a long time for real time strategy that combines the intuitive iPad controls with the complexity you expect in the genre. Now a student project became a great game – congratulations to Touch Dimensions.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is one of the best 3D puzzlers out there. The sheer genius of a certain Portal is still superior, but Quantum Conundrum is not far behind.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The charming art-design has been refined, surroundings appear more lively, the battles are more diverse, the difficulty level is more challenging, while new towers, units, rewards and unlockables offer increased tactical depth – an installment which clearly surpasses its predecessor.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Dust is not only an excellent 2D-adventure for Fans of classic action-adventures like Metroid or Castlevania, but also an incredibly charming declaration of love to the whole genre. It plays great, looks damn fine and motivates you from start to finish.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The real-time battles offer countless variations, you enjoy a lot of freedom. The monumental story about the power of true friendship delivers memorable moments full of humour and drama. One of the best role-playing experiences on the PS3.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Charming, diversified and incredibly versatile. Sackboy's Vita adventure adds small, but well working touchscreen improvements to the powerful editor/game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Great atmosphere, beautiful animations, skillful goals – this is top notch soccer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It is tremendous fun to cruise through a breathtaking virtual Colorado, explore and listen to the fantastic soundtrack. On top of that the brilliant driving physics show that the Forza-DNA is still intact and working. But AI problems, a missing split-screen and the reduction to a maximum of eight players online eventually show that there is still room for improvement.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    At one point I seriously asked myself if Sports Interactive pushed too hard when it came to depth as well as attention to detail. But then my team scored, I saw my tactics work out and I just wanted more. This game will keep you hooked for weeks and months.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It is rare that games showcase deep emotions. And to be honest, I didn't think that Telltale would be able to pull it off. But they delivered. I am looking forward to the second season.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Rejoice, hobby generals: Battle of the Bulge is the first strategy highlight of the year. Alongside Ravenmark this is the best you can get in turn based strategy for your iPad.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is a beautiful monster of a game. It is as sad as it is remarkable that this PS2-classic might be the best thing happening to Vita users for the whole year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you want a suspenseful crime story with sci-fi flair, dramatic conflicts and puzzles that are as varied as they are challenging, look no further. This is a grand adventure.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With what could you call Donkey Souls one of the best and hardest Jump’n’runs in recent years has finally come to 3DS. It it not pitch perfect though. But who cares about occasional framerate issues against the pure joy you can experience with this gem.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The art design is unique, the lighting as well as the haunting soundtrack deliver a dense atmosphere. Together with its philosophical questions the result is a very impressive and challenging platformer.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Improved boss battles, audio commentary, well integrated controls via WiiU-GamePad: The Director’s Cut is without a doubt the best version of Human Revolution.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While EAs next gen basketball is embarrassing, 2K shows them how it’s done. It plays authentic, it looks fantastic, which makes watching the games a lot of fun. If you like Basketball you’ll be entertained for months – even if the online games are a little bumpy and you don’t get all the modes you are used to.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It is not as fascinating as its predecessor. But nonetheless the mechanics of permanent failure are as captivating as always. This is a mysterious, gripping and unforgiving adventure.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Autumn Dynasty Warlords is yet another proof that you can experience challenge and innovative strategy on tablet devices.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Poignant, mysterious and deadly: This is an impressive odyssey in to space.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    You’ll get higher resolutions and better framerates than on consoles. But with a game design of this quality, it doesn’t really matter. Right now there is nothing better for fans of action roleplaying games.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It looks great and it plays great. This is simply the best jump & run you can get on iPad.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    On console The Swapper is as impressive as always. An impressive puzzle platforming experience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Deponia is an incredibly funny, affectionately designed adventure. The tale of the underdog who simply refuses to give up makes you smile again and again. The tasks need brains as well as patience, but stay logical most of the time. An entertaining addition to the adventure genre.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    I played the 360- and the PS3-version. And still the level design with its bright colours and crazy ideas managed to captivate me. This was and still is one of the best jump-and-runs in recent memory.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Zelda meets Robotron: Isaac celebrates old school topdown action in randomly generated dungeons.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It's not just the clever idea or the funky artdesign – it is the combination of everything, infused with a helping of Elite Beat Agents, a pinch of Rhythm Paradise and a teaspoon of Ghost Trick. Beat Sneak Bandit is as creative as intelligent.


    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Physics based experiments and a charming steampunk atmosphere: Vessel transports you into a fascinating puzzle world.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A gorgeous presentation, motivating gameplay and amazing depth – the gathering of these beat-em-up-heavyweights is a sure hit regardless of your experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This is easily one of the best beat' em ups out there and I am happy that on the PC SFxT didn't lose a thing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Kat's adventure has a lot in common with Mirror's Edge: Both games fascinate with their very unique way of movement. Gravity Rush almost breaks through all limitations into a nearly endless freedom. Also like Mirror's Edge it misses some attention to detail: A lot of fights play out too similar und besides the crystals there is not much to discover.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    You will need training. You need skills and lightning fast reactions. But in return you'll get magical moments that only Pro Evolution Soccer can deliver – even though the engine and overall presentation need an overhaul.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    I hate you. More than anything else. I don't want to play anymore. Okay. One more time. Really. I promise. Okay, now only one more time. Damned, I can do better than that. This is really the last time. Oh man, that was close. Just one more time, I can do it. I hate you. I love you. One more time. Damn, you look good.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Intense turn based tactics combined with challenging funds and army management – XCOM portrays Earth's defense as a comprehensive SciFi-thriller.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Arkham City is one of the strongest games in the Wii U launch lineup, mainly thanks to the original content that's as fascinating as it was about a year ago. But this port also benefits from good implementation of the touch pad controls that seem tailor-made.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Even though I was hoping for a little more creativity on Wii U when it comes to the touchscreen controls, this still is a magical and extensive adventure.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The battlefields in this turn-based tactics gem are as numerous as they are varied. This is tactical entertainment at its best.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Antichamber reminds me, why I love games: Because they can still surprise me. This surreal labyrinth doesn’t bend to convention, it questions it with every move. The puzzles ooze creativity and variety.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    After the weak ‘Generations’ Naruto returns to top form. It has its share of flaws, but nonetheless this is the best Naruto adventure yet.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Chaotic, frenzied platform action with loads of entertaining online modes: This is a dream come true for sociable jump&run fans.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Colorful, charming, challenging and full of humor: Guacamelee celebrates classic exploration, fighting and jump&run on the highest level.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Stealth Inc. requires skilful hands as much as it puts your brain to work. Complex puzzles combine cleverly conceived set pieces into challenging levels.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    On consoles Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 was the best appearance of the beloved ninja so far. And on the PC nothing has changed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    You can leave this high school either as a murderer or as a corpse. The line between friendship and rivalry is blurred. You look into the soul of the characters where hope gets replaced by despair in an instant. This is an excellent morbid surreal whodunit.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The bold mix of mature themed story-adventure and motivating puzzles works surprisingly well and glues you to the pad. If you're looking for something out of the ordinary you should give Catherine a chance. Most likely you will fall in love with her.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A little Tetris, a little GO and a lot of contested space: This mobile conversion of a classic boardgame is very entertaining.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This turn based strategy is not for casual Caesars but a very ambitious project for sophisticated generals. The creative formation system and the challeging campaign will keep you busy for weeks – one turn at a time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This is not only a Hack & Slay with atmospheric visuals, it offers clever puzzles, interesting secrets and lethal traps behind every corner. Legend of Grimrock is a well executed homage to dungeon crawlers.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This creative puzzlegame is a brilliant example for great retro-feeling with simple means. As soon as you start the adventure the curtain rises and gives way to the world of retro computing including corrupt files and beeping soundfiles.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Especially in areas where Diablo III disappointed, this small gem from Runic Games displays its strengths: There is more than enough useful loot, thus motivating the hunt for the bigger better item, you need to make decisions when it comes to character development. Choice and balancing of the difficulty levels are also well-conceived.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    There is no doubt: On Wii U 2K13 celebrates the same magnificent basketball as on 360 or PlayStation 3. But be aware that the engine is not as fluent as on other systems and that the new features for the Wii U GamePad are either unnecessary or well conceived but implemented halfheartedly.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This is exactly how a conversion from consoles to touch pad should look: You won't find any virtual buttons or triggers, the controls are fine-tuned and custom made for gestures, while the content is as huge as on its console brethren. The mobile Joe delivers on a large scale.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Full of surprises and tactically challenging to the very last map. Unfortunately the focus on in-app-purchases takes away from an otherwise great strategy game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Simogo takes you on a special, sometimes scary melancholic journey that looks like a Swedish winter wonderland at first, but leading you step by step in a dark world hiding behind its pretty façade.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The charm of this pixel adventure won me over fast. While it is a brilliant idea to stage it like a theatre with the party sitting at the table with the dungeon master, the role-playing reminds of the good ole days.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    You’ll need patience until you realize all the new well designed options at your disposal, but they result in more complexity for non-military strategists. But when archaeologists hunt for lost treasures or when museums are graced by works of art while my resolution passes the world congress, this is strategy at its best.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It starts slow, but no matter where you look, Xillia gets more interesting the longer you play until it hits you with its full force of different viewpoints, gripping realtime battles and customization options.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    How does it feel to lead a nation over a couple of centuries? As fascinating as it is frustrating. The handling is overly complicated, you can get overwhelmed by the most simple matters. But if you’re willing to invest time, you might just etch your name in history.